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We offer access to specialist databases and online resources to help support your work or research. These premium databases cover accounting, tax, legal information, company information and business.

In addition to the databases offered by the ICAEW Library, members of staff in eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional’s comprehensive online library. Comprising around 80 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accountancy experts, the service provides integrated and up-to-date legislation, HMRC manuals, case summaries and current awareness. To find out more, visit the Bloomsbury Accounting and Tax Service page.

Databases available through the website

Ebook Central
A wide variety of eBooks covering business, accountancy, tax, finance, career development, soft skills and other topics.

EBSCO Business Source Corporate
Access major monthly and weekly business titles from around the world, a huge number of professional trade magazines covering a wide range of business sectors and academic journals. It also offers many detailed market research reports, industry profiles, country economic reports and a selection of eBooks.

Emerald Insight
A portfolio of international academic and professional journals covering accounting, finance, financial regulation and money laundering. Three titles are available online.

Databases available through the enquiry team

Although we are unable to provide direct access to these databases through the website due to licence restrictions, we can search databases on behalf of ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. Contact us by phone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or by email at library@icaew.com for help or more information.

Most of these databases are also available to visitors to the Library in the Business Centre at Chartered Accountants' Hall. 

Croner-i Tax and Accounting
Major tax and accountancy database including UK and international accounting standards, industry accounting and auditing guides, digests, model engagement letters and more.

Detailed company information on over 2 million public and private companies in UK and Republic of Ireland.

IBFD Tax Research Platform
International tax platform featuring a range of tax journals, databases and an extensive collection of tax treaties.

International Corporate Procedures (now available through Lexis+)
A collection of legal information and practical data to assist businesses and their professional advisers in forming, administering and finding out about the principal forms of business enterprise around the world.

Key legal, tax and regulatory sources, including cases and a selection of forms and precedents.  

PwC Viewpoint
Accounting and auditing standards, regulatory guidance and relevant legislation, as well as PwC's technical guidance, tools and practice aids, for both UK GAAP and IFRS.

Taylor & Francis
A collection of accountancy journals.

Summaries and full text indexing from a variety of tax-related sources and over 50 titles.

Can't find what you're looking for?

The ICAEW Library can give you the right information from trustworthy, professional sources that aren't freely available online. Contact us for expert help with your enquiries and research.